Reproduction Wallpaper

Collection Type

  • Wallpaper

Date

1970-1980

GUSN

GUSN-293196

Description

Partial roll of reproduction wallpaper in the "Wheat Damask" pattern (#154304) by Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. Wallpaper has a large-scale pattern of rosettes topped with rococo scrolling foliage and stylized wheat motifs in the style of a damask textile. Roller-printed to resemble an 18th-century stencil in yellow on a beige ground. Pattern is based on an early stenciled wallpaper found in a Dorchester, Massachusetts house. Pattern was also reproduced by Katzenbach and Warren in the 1960s.\n

Details

Descriptive Terms

wallpapers
paper (fiber product)
Rococo Revival
Wallpaper

Inscription

"Wheat Damask / #154304 $7.50 per roll" (Handwritten on verso.)

Pattern

Wheat Damask

Pattern No.

154304

Associated Person

Waterhouse, Dorothy S.

Maker

Waterhouse Wallhangings, Inc. (Manufacturer)

Location of Origin

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Dimensions

23 15/16 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bernard Scott

Accession Number

2001.281.884

Places

Dorchester Heights (Boston, Suffolk county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)

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Wallpaper Details

Print Technique

Machine Printed

Form

Unused

State

Repro

Type

Machine Made

Use

Sidewall/Fill

Medium

Paper

Decor Motif

damask
wheat
foliage
rosettes

Period/Style

Damask